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The measure of all things : [the seven-year odyssey and hidden error that transformed the world]

Author: Ken Alder; Byron Jennings
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : AbridgedView all editions and formats
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The story of the creation of the metric system in 1792 traces the endeavors of Delambre and Méchain, the backlash of superstitious contemporaries, and the mistake that drove Méchain to the brink of madness.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Named Person: J B J Delambre; Pierre Méchain; J B J Delambre; Pierre Méchain
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Alder; Byron Jennings
ISBN: 0743526678 9780743526678
OCLC Number: 50794117
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Cast: Read by Byron Jennings.
Description: 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital, Dolby processed ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Ken Alder.

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The story of the creation of the metric system in 1792 traces the endeavors of Delambre and Méchain, the backlash of superstitious contemporaries, and the mistake that drove Méchain to the brink of madness.

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